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2017-08-29

Baetz: Standing up for female scientists and researchers

Read an op-ed in The Ottawa Citizen by CSMB Past President Kristin Baetz: At science meetings, women need to grab the mic – and not let go. As the director of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology at uOttawa and as past-president of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, I get a lot of emails […]

Advocacy
2017-08-15

MP Joyce Murray visits CSMB President Phil Hieter at UBC

Phil Hieter met with MP Joyce Murray in her office in June 2017 to discuss the Fundamental Science Review, and invited her to visit his lab at UBC at a later date. On August 15, Joyce Murray met with Phil, and graduate students Leanne Amitzi (Hieter lab) and Linda Horianopoulos (Kronstad lab), to learn more […]

Advocacy
2017-08-15

Submissions to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance 2017 pre-budget consultation for 2018

Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences PDF Universities Canada PDF U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities PDF  Research Canada PDF University of British Columbia PDF

Advocacy
2017-08-04

CSMB submits pre-budget consultation to the House of Commons

Read CSMB submission here: 2017-08-04_CSMB2018_pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Advocacy
2017-06-29

CSMB Support the report

With the release of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review (also known as the Naylor Report) and this week’s Report from the Global Young Academy on Restoring Canada’s Competitiveness in Fundamental Research: The View from the Bench there is clear evidence of what most of us already know: there has been a dramatic erosion of support for fundamental research in Canada. […]

Advocacy
2017-06-25

Next Generation of Canadian Science – #NextGenCanScience #SupportTheReport

Next Generation of Canadian Science –  #NextGenCanScience  #SupportTheReport The state of funding for basic research in Canada is failing. As the future of research in this country, we need to take action. Not just for our interests, but for those who will follow in our path, and for all those who will benefit from our discoveries. […]

Advocacy
2017-05-01

CSMB in the news

The CSMB is working hard to communicate to the public about the value of fundamental research in Canada. Here you can read about our efforts: CSMB Marchs for Science – CTV News, April 22nd, 2017 Pushback from scientists forces overhaul of funding system in Canada – Globe and Mail, July 14th 2016 After protest, Canada’s health science […]

Advocacy
2017-04-27

College of Biological Science Graduate Student Symposium – April 27, 2017

13th Annual College of Biological Science Graduate Student Symposium University of Guelph April 27, 2017 Our event took place in the Summerlee Science Complex at the University of Guelph, welcoming approximately 220 attendees. More than 100 of these attendees presented either orally or with a poster, which provided a huge range of interesting topics to […]

Student initiatives
2017-04-27

President Kristin Baetz speaks at the March for Science on Parliament Hill on April 22, 2017

March for Science in Ottawa organized by the Evidence for Democracy and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada was a great success. Over 700 people attended the rally and it received significant news coverage. The overreaching message from all the speakers was how critical Science and Evidence based decision making is to […]

Advocacy
2017-04-25

CSMB on the Hill

President Kristin Baetz speaks at the March for Science on Parliament Hill on April 22, 2017 March for Science in Ottawa organized by the Evidence for Democracy and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada was a great success. Over 700 people attended the rally and it received significant news coverage. The overreaching […]

Advocacy